Study Groups & Events, 2017-2018 (coming soon!)

R&R: Reading and Reflection  

T4SJ hosts a series of one night discussions. Come to one, come to a couple, or become a regular. We’ll have dinner, drinks and time to talk. Discussion will be based on a scholarly or timely article concerning social justice or critical pedagogy. Though the article will be available beforehand, we’ll have a short chance to read and a longer opportunity to talk as we construct deeper insights and connections to our work.  People of color encouraged to attend.

New folks always welcomed. TO RSVP click on the date

Time and date: Thursdays, 6-8pm, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12,
Location: SF’s Mission District —  (you must RSVP  for each date you plan to attend to receive a  location)

Book Club – (SF)2017-18 RSVP 

Teachers in this group will use literature and the discussions of this literature as a basis for rethinking their actions in the classroom. Teachers will alternate reading Young Adult fiction and scholarly non-fiction. We will gather to hold a structured discussion using a protocol that allows every voice to be heard and every topic or question a participant brings to be examined. As an educator book club, we’ll make what could be difficult to do solo engaging, collaborative, reflective and fun.  Space is limited, people of color encouraged to apply.

T4SJ East Bay Radical Reading Group- 2017-18 – Please apply

November 2017-May 2018. This T4SJ study group will be focused on building community and engaging in critical scholarship.  We will follow monthly themes and hold short, complex texts in conversation in order to push our own analysis and understanding of social justice and education.  Examples of themes include trauma and healing, challenging deficit thinking and decolonial education.

Our intention is to build a community that prioritizes the needs and perspectives of people of color.  We welcome community-based educators, classroom teachers and organizers to join us.  Meetings will be held in a group member’s home in Albany, the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information or to apply, email

This Book Club meets  Wednesdays @6:30pm-8:30pm : 11/6, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4 and 5/2.

Writing Group 2017-18  RSVP

This writing group will be for educators who want to write and need the space to write.  We will meet every 3-4 weeks staring in November.  Writers can write curriculum, articles, their own YA novel, or whatever they are holding.  We will spend the first hour writing and the second hour sharing using a protocol.

This group meets: Tuesdays @5:30: 11/14, 12/5, 1/2, 1/23, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 4/24